1960 ARCHITECTURE Book bound by Bayntun - Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture.
Author: Vitruvius. Morris Hicky Morgan (translator).
Title: Vitruvius, The Ten Books On Architecture. Translated By Morris Hicky Morgan. With Illustrations And Original Designs Prepared Under The Direction Of Herbert Langford Warren.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc., 1960. This Dover Edition, first published in 1960, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the first edition in English translation by Morris Hicky Morgan, originally published by the Harvard University Press in 1914.
Size: 8" X 6".
Pages: xii-331 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full morocco leather binding, finely bound and signed by Bayntun-Riviere bindery (hinges fine) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean, original glossy paperback covers bound at rear. - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete and Profusely illustrated with B&W photo plates and diagrams within the text.
The book: Beautiful binding for this Vitruvius work, De architectura (On architecture, published as Ten Books on Architecture) -- a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect and military engineer Marcus Vitruvius Pollio and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus, as a guide for building projects. As the only treatise on architecture to survive from antiquity, it has been regarded since the Renaissance as the first book on architectural theory, as well as a major source on the canon of classical architecture. It contains a variety of information on Greek and Roman buildings, as well as prescriptions for the planning and design of military camps, cities, and structures both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). Since Vitruvius published before the development of cross vaulting, domes, concrete, and other innovations associated with Imperial Roman architecture, his ten books give no information on these hallmarks of Roman building design and technology.
The author: Vitruvius (c. 80–70 BC – after c. 15 BC) was a Roman architect and engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. He originated the idea that all buildings should have three attributes: firmitas, utilitas, and venustas ("strength", "utility", and "beauty"). These principles were later widely adopted in Roman architecture. His discussion of perfect proportion in architecture and the human body led to the famous Renaissance drawing of the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci.
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